Bail pleas of four Maoists rejected, one deferred in Orissa

A court on Saturday rejected the bail plea of four senior Maoist leaders and their associates whose release was demanded by Naxal-abductors of Malkangiri District Collector and a junior engineer.

Bhubaneswar: A court on Saturday rejected the
bail plea of four senior Maoist leaders and their associates
whose release was demanded by Naxal-abductors of Malkangiri
District Collector and a junior engineer.

The plea for similar relief for another person, whose
freedom was also demanded by Maoists, was posted for hearing
on Monday.

The bail pleas of Maoist Gantiprasad, who is charged
in about 100 cases in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, Padma, wife
of a senior Maoist leader, and her associates Mukul Kulditia
and Runei Taringi were rejected by a court in Koraput.

Additional District Judge of the Fast Track court in
Malkangiri, PK Karna, fixed Monday for hearing the bail
application of Srinivas Sriramulu, a most wanted Maoist in
Andhra Pradesh arrested in July 2007 from Kalimela area.

Former chief of Revolutionary Writers Association,
Sriramulu had been lodged in Malkangiri jail except for a few
months when he was taken to Andhra Pradesh in connection with
some cases against him in the neighbouring state.

He was acquitted in four cases by a Malkangiri court
while hearing in another was on.

The bail plea of Padma was rejected by Sub-divisional
Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) in Koraput. Padma is facing
charges, including waging war against the state and criminal
conspiracy.

Padma was apprehended along with Mukul and Runei when
they had visited Koraput in November last year.

Gantiprasad was arrested separately by Orissa police
in November, 2010, from Srikakulum in Andhra Pradesh and three
others in the same month in Koraput.

PTI

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